Erik Satie (1866-1925) was a legendary French composer known as one of the earliest forefather of ambient and minimalistic music. His compositions are very popular among the modern classical lovers and they've always been a great source of inspiration for numerous electronic musicians, who made covers and re-interpretations of Satie's tracks. This time, Fitz Ellarald presents his unique and original vision of classical groundbreaking hits of Erik Satie. Two beautiful tracks, accompanied with... Topics: top40, top-40.org, top 40, fitz ellarald, ambient, glitch, melodic, glitch-pop, abstract, modern... Source: top-40.org
Dave Zeal is our second scout from Italian net-label Sine3pm (after Daniel Maze). He is making music for as long as he can even remember: playing piano in the childhood, appearing in some teenage bands, and finally he found himself in computer music. Working with numerous granular loops with automated controllers for filters, effects and pitches, Dave is creating very solid, stylish and beautiful ambient techno. Maybe somehow and sometimes it's a little bit too minimal, but we still enjoy it... ( 1 reviews ) Topics: top40, top-40.org, top 40, dave zeal, ambient, glitch, melodic, glitch-pop, minimal, ambient techno Source: top-40.org
Vlad Dobrovolskiy :: altair, guitar, sound cuts, trumpet George Bogdasarov :: programmings, guitar, sounds, turntables, polyvox, sax Ilja Sadovskiy :: programmings, yamaha, sounds, guitar Recorded in the beginning of 2000, PIAM still sounds very up to date in a view of its outstanding virtuosity of a sound treatment and a perfect completeness in music. This project is unique in many ways: sounding in the best tradition of such highly acclaimed happenings, as Mego or Touch and such artists as... Topics: top40, top-40.org, top 40, piam, fitz ellarald, ambient, glitch, melodic, glitch-pop, emotional,... Source: top-40.org
OZM LOW is the first long-playing album by Russian underground electronic musician Metro_NM. The music ranges from dark ambient to microwave-drone and slow atonal piano-pieces. It is beautiful and distorted, calm and frightening at the same time. Music from the strange, isolated place, from the outer space and from the cells of your own body... You may browse and download a gallery of photos for this album here Topics: top40, top-40.org, top 40, metro_nm, drone ambient, dark ambient, ambient, experimental, minimal,... Source: top-40.org
Nikita Golyshev is young though active and open-minded musician and participant of Moscow experimental underground scene. He is well-known as a founder of musique concrete/experimental (originally, noise/power electronics) project CD-R (now defunct) and owner of Musica Excentrica net-label (also defunct). Nikita Golyshev remixed and re-transformed original material, composed by Motor. The result is a combination of academic minimalism and rhythm-slavery music, microwave, drones, glitches,... Topics: top40, top-40.org, top 40, motor, cd-r, ambient, minimal, lo-fi, glitch, clicks'n'cuts Source: top-40.org
Todd Carter :: acoustic and electronic instruments Brent Gutzeit :: acoustic and electronic instruments Michael Hartman :: acoustic and electronic instruments Boris Hauf :: acoustic and electronic instruments TV Pow is a trio of composers and free improvisers first organized in Tokyo in 1995 by Michael Hartman and Brent Gutzeit, and later joined by Todd Carter in the move to Chicago in 1996. They employ samplers, percussion, invented instruments, synthesizers, turntables, tape manipulation,... Topics: top40, top-40.org, top 40, tv pow, minimal, ambient, glitch, field recordings, drone, michael... Source: top-40.org
Las Kalugas is a free improvise quartet, established in Russia in 2002 by Swiss duo Les Halmas (Ilja Komarov and his wife Trixa Arnold) and Russian band Henky Hammok (Vlad Dobrovolsky and George Bogdasarov, also the members of PIAM). Techno No is the only album, ever recorded by this project. Childish, melodic loop-ballades, atmospheric guitar, freakish space-synthesizers, meditative avantgarde movements, chaotic cut-ups, blasts of digital noises, weird string passages. With all sorts of... Topics: top40, top-40.org, top 40, las kalugas, abstract, avantgarde, ambient, minimal, glitch, melodic,... Source: top-40.org
A good ol' backward recording technique reinvented by S. Kasich for this impressive collection of exquisite weird-pop anthems, very much suitable for perverts, indeed! Not for a weak stomach! O.D. stands for "OverDose" and "Other Direction" All tracks produced by srg ksch no copyrights needed Moscow 2010-2011 www.SoundArtist.ru Topics: top40, top-40, top-40.org, kasich, ksch, srg ksch, o.d., overdose, other direction, pdm, perverted...
Alexei Borisov Olga Nosova Eren Ileri Aras L. Seyhan Art Der Anwendung Composed, performed and recorded at Eren Ileri's studio, Vienna, Austria, April 2012. A powerful and undisputedly amazing duo of Alexei Borisov and Olga Nosova, also known as ASTMA, can easily be named as one of the most prolific projects on a modern underground experimental scene, bringing the best of poetic and artistic, troubled and contemplative, juicy mysterious Russian soul all over and around the world. This time... Topics: top40, top-40.org, top 40, alexei borisov, olga nosova, borisov, nosova, astma, eren ileri, aras...
Live recordings from radical sound art concert SA))m0st'_01, which took place on 30.08.2012 at Moscow. More info about this event here Alexei Borisov Kurt Liedwart Alexander Senko Sergey Kasich Andrea Pensado (Argentina) www.SoundArtist.ru Cover art is based on computer graphics by A.Senko Topics: top40, top-40, top-40.org, sound artist, soundartist.ru, www.soundartist.ru, sa, samost, sa)), live...
Live recordings from radical sound art concert SA))m0st'_03, which took place on 19.10.2012 at Moscow. More info about this event here. FERNANDO PERALES (Argentina) SIMON WHETHAM (UK) * ALEXEI BORISOV + MIA ZABELKA (Austria) SERGEY KASICH * Simon's set is not included, since the artist asked not to publish this recording www.SoundArtist.ru Monochrome Vision Topics: top40, top-40, top-40.org, sound artist, soundartist.ru, www.soundartist.ru, sa, samost, sa)),...
Hi-res photo galleries for "Sounds and images from Crete" album. Get the audio and read the full description here: top.01 Topics: top40, top-40.org, top 40, crete, sounds and images from crete, techno, beat, big beat, glitch,...
Daniel Maze is a young composer from Canada, Vancouver. As he told me about himself, "I’ve been into music all my life". I bet he was! After releasing two brilliant mini-albums on Italian net-label Sine3pm, he delivered a blow again with his Treehugger EP, released on 12rec. And now he presents his fourth release this year (this guy is a real hot rodder, don't you think?), exclusively for top-40.org. Elementary EP is "a must-hear" work for everyone, submerged in lo-fi... ( 3 reviews ) Topics: top40, top-40.org, top 40, daniel maze, ambient, glitch, melodic, glitch-pop, lo-fi, field... Source: top-40.org
Artur (DJ Nikto), who stays behind ROZA project, hails from Kharkiv, Ukraine, but nowadays he lives in Poland. He describes his own sound as a russian-kosmic-shaman-hypno-contactee style. Hell of a description, but it suits ROZA's music very well. What we really like about the album is that it's almost impossible to characterize it in a matter of specific musical genre or style. This is the music which can be depicted in such terms as good or appealing, or visionary or surreal, but not rock,... Topics: top40, top-40.org, top 40, roza, glitch ov batumi, techno, beat, big beat, glitch, electronic,... Source: top-40.org
We were waiting for this moment for a long time and now we're about to close a significant chapter of our life. The following brief story is somehow quite personal, but it's important to share it with you, because your contribution to the success of Top-40 by no means is less than ours! You downloaded our releases, you enjoyed our music, you supported us, you hailed us, you criticized us, you visited our concerts. But you never stayed impartial. You always care. And that makes the whole story... Topics: top40, top-40.org, top 40, final, compilation, various, sampler, techno, big beat, glitch,... Source: top-40.org
Here's another installment in our multimedia project, aimed to provide you the amazing audio-visual tool for traveling around the world in your headphones. The previous chapter Sounds and images from Eupatoria is available here. This time you'll be acoustically teleported to the sunny Greek island Crete, where we spent an unforgettable week in the summer of 2008. We tried really hard to reproduce for you the atmosphere of the amazing places, where we've been. Download accompanying photos... Topics: top40, top-40.org, top 40, crete, sounds and images from crete, techno, beat, big beat, glitch,... Source: top-40.org
Silver dreams is a collaboration between Inna Breeze (classically trained pianist, composer, electronic musician & theremin performer, the founder of composers.ru) and Vadim Ugryumov (Motor). Original piano etudes were composed by Inna, and later remixed and re-worked by Vadim, resulting in this collection of beautiful, melodic glitch-ambient tunes, filled with melancholic crunches and splendid clicks'n'cuts: based on duality of acoustical and electronic, analogue and digital, harmony and... Topics: top40, top-40.org, top 40, inna breeze, motor, minimal, ambient, modern classical, piano, glitch,... Source: top-40.org